“I’m not conceding that they have a constitutionally protected property right. In fact, that’s my point…that they don’t.”
On February 8, 2012, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (see photos below) heard arguments from the L.A. City Attorney’s Office in its appeal for an overturning of a recent federal court decision that bars the city’s Bureau of Street Services and LAPD from seizing/destroying the property of homeless residents living in Skid Row.
Here are a few selected audio clips that capture the City Attorney Amy Field’s arguments against the preliminary injunction, which include the position that homeless individuals do not “have a constitutionally protected property right.”
Click HERE to hear a full recording of the case.
Today, The Los Angeles Times published an editorial calling City Attorney Trutanich’s ongoing efforts to overturn the injunction “a misguided use of resources.”
The City Attorney’s Office is currently awaiting a response to their appeal. Check back soon as we will be posting the Court of Appeal’s decision as soon as it is released.